Friday, September 19, 2008

What an interesting week we've had!

The Wind Storm of 2008 (aka remnants of Hurricane Ike) hit Columbus hard on Sunday. A significant portion of central Ohio lost power. We got our power back on Wednesday around 12 noon. Columbus Schools cancelled classes for 4 days. It was weird having "snow days" and having nice weather.

On Monday I babysat.

On Tuesday W. and I went to the zoo. Here is a video of the male lion growling or something.
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W. and I sat and watched the gorillas for about 20 minutes. W. was eating an apple and one of the gorilla's came up to where we were sitting and looked intently at me and him. Then he scurried off. The same gorilla came back to us several times. Each time the gorilla came back to us he picked up a twig and pressed it against the glass. I pretended to take the twig and eat it. It was an amazing experience for me. I don't usually sit and watch the animals at the zoo. I usually just see the animal then move on. I plan to take time to sit and watch the animals next time we go there. Here is a blurry shot of the gorilla "handing" me the twig.OK W. just woke up from his nap so will continue the post later...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

This has become a challenge.

I have found blogging more difficult since I started back to work.

W. is using sentences now!! His vocabulary is amazing!!

He has not gone on the potty for some time now. I offer every chance I get and he never seems to want to sit on it. He sat on it before he had his bath tonight but didn't use it.

This week at church and with Melani and Sarah W. did not cry when I left. It is so nice to walk out of the room knowing he is happy!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hot Times Festival

The 32nd Annual Hot Times Festival is going on this weekend in my own community, Olde Town East. W. and I went down to Parsons and Broad last night to take advantage of the free tokens given away to any person wearing their ComFest volunteer t-shirt. They also gave out temporary tattoos. I put W.'s on him today. He thinks the tattoo is super cool. He is displaying it in the picture as well as another one of his favorite books, Bumpety Bump by Pat Hutchins.

The entire family went back down to Hot Times tonight. W. didn't take a nap earlier today so he ended up falling asleep on the 5 minute ride home.



Monday, September 1, 2008

Grandma's Birthday

On Sunday we went to John and Meghan's to celebrate Grandma's Birthday. This was one of the first times I remember W. actually eating some of the birthday cake. He's definitely going to enjoy his cake on his 2nd birthday!!







Here is a shot of him earlier today with his ornery smile.